Tips from the Top ® - The Alternative Board San Mateo County
I’ve been reading up on employee engagement and have come across some scary statistics about disengagement and lack of passion in the ranks. Here are a few ideas to help get your employees engaged:
If I ask you "Can you name some of the best cities in Silicon Valley to start and run a successful business?" you are likely to say Mountain View, Menlo Park, Cupertino ... and there is truth to it. These are the cities were Google, Facebook, Apple ... are headquartered in and the media talks about them all the time. The Secret though is that in a recent study South San Francisco and Burlingame ranked #2 and #4 best places to start and grow a successful business.
We publish wage ranges for every position. It solves the problem of employees asking “How much more will you pay me?” on each anniversary. When they max out in a position, they know they have to learn new skills or stop getting increases.
Don’t assume that you know what motivates your employees. Ask them for a list of their top 10 motivators at work and in their personal lives. Use these as a form of reward and motivation as much as you’re able.